Shane Fletcher said "Why take one life when you can take 10,000?", court told.
Ann Miller, 74, died six days after the head-on collision on the A6 near Penrith.
Reece Oliver paid nearly £10,000 for the birds, only to discover they had been stolen from Cumbria.
The comedy duo posed on the car which advised motorists "a deadly sin is cutting in - cut it out".
Four people feature on the Lake District currency launched to promote local shopping.
Carlisle United sign midfielder Arthur Gnahoua on a short-term deal following his exit from League One Shrewsbury Town.
Carlisle United hand new manager Steven Pressley the perfect start with a home win over Cheltenham.
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